The Brementown Musicians (film #9 on The Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 1 DVD (Image Entertainment, 1999)). [Category: Hollywood]

Four farm animals––a rooster, a dog, a cat, and a donkey––after getting fired from their jobs as alarm clock, henhouse guard, mouse exterminator, and beast of burden respectively, find out there's big money to be made in barbershop quartet singing. Unfortunately, when they try their hand at it, listeners rain them with rubbish instead of coins. They get their old jobs back, though, after saving the farmer from a bunch of burglars. There's nothing really special about this cartoon, but it is a charming story, well told.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.

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